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It's not too late for summer fun
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The Big Scream sends riders on a heart-stopping vertical drop. It’s flanked by the Big Kahuna, left, and Music City Racer, right.
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Nashville Shores now has an inflatable aqua park on Percy Priest Lake that’s a bouncing good time.

Summer vacation may be drying up, but there’s still plenty of warm weather to make a splash at Nashville Shores.

The biggest water park in Middle Tennessee features eight water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, a massive water treehouse, and an unforgettable five-story plunge on the Big Kahuna.

“If you haven’t been to Nashville Shores in a few years, it’s a whole new experience,” said marketing director Daniel Stroble. “We’re the perfect place for family fun and making memories. There’s a new aqua park on Percy Priest Lake that features an inflatable playground and the Big Kahuna family raft ride is an absolute thrill slide.”

With school in Davidson County starting Monday and school in Warren County starting Wednesday, Nashville Shores is going to a weekend-only schedule. But Stroble noted there are still plenty of weekends remaining to soak in the water park until it closes for the season Sept. 15.

The Music City Racer is a six-lane water slide that allows riders to reach speeds of 25 mph. Another main-stage attraction, The Big Scream, will lift your stomach into your mouth thanks to a nearly straight down vertical drop.

Percy Priest Lake has a way of beckoning visitors into its waters and Nashville Shores can facilitate that calling. There are pontoon boat and Jet-Ski rentals for motorized recreation, and paddleboard, kayak and canoe rentals for those who want to indulge at a slower pace.

If you’re seeking excitement outside the water, Nashville Shores has a Treetop Adventure Park that features 100 exhilarating obstacles, including ziplines, suspension bridges, cargo nets and Tarzan swings.

Treetop Adventure Park remains open on weekends until Sunday, Dec. 1. There are four adult courses, a junior course, and a kids course so all age groups can participate.

To get to Nashville Shores, the address to plug into your GPS is 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN, 37076. The phone number is (615) 889-7050.